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IMAGE Red Bank Police Report - March 21, 2015
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Red Bank, NJ - The following police report is provided by the Red Bank Police Department.  All subjects are presumed innocent; unless, and until, proven guilty in a court of law. March 12, 2015 – March 19, 2015 CRIMES: Theft occurring on... Read More...
IMAGE Oceanic Bridge Maintenance to Begin Tuesday, March 24
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Overnight closure 10:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. through April 30 RUMSON, NJ – Repair work to the structural steel and concrete deck on the Oceanic Bridge (S-31) over the Navesink River between Rumson and Middletown will be more evident to motorists,... Read More...
AAA Mid-Atlantic: Pump Shot – Gas Prices Sink a 2-Pointer
Saturday, 21 March 2015
The Week Prices at the pump continue to level off following a 40-day upswing that ended on March 8.  The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.43 Friday, down a penny on the week.  While 15 cents higher than month ago... Read More...
IMAGE Film: Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of Achievement Culture
Saturday, 21 March 2015
LINCROFT, NJ - Race to Nowhere calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. The filmmakers examine the stress placed on today's young students in terms of competitiveness and overscheduling. Named... Read More...
People's Choice Car Show at Poricy Park, May 2-3
Saturday, 21 March 2015
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Poricy Park Conservancy will host it's first, People's Choice Car Show, on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The weekend promises to be fun for all ages and the whole family with additional events such... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Clinton's Delusional Defense of Email
by Jack Archibald
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Last week, former Secretary of State and prospective Democrat President nominee Hillary Clinton channeled her inner H.L. Mencken.  By... Read More...
IMAGE Review - McFarland USA
by David Prown
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
It is common knowledge that I'm a big fan of true sports movies regarding stories that are under the radar and rarely been told. So when I started... Read More...
IMAGE Musings from a Migraneur
by Anne Mikolay
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
I've suffered from migraines for so many years, by now I ought to understand how they work. I don't. In fact, though one might consider me the... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Exotic Marigold Hotel II
by David Prown
Saturday, 14 March 2015
It had all the themes I adore in films: things like ethnicity, a killer mature actress cast, warmth, fun interplay and a spice of youth. I heard lots... Read More...
IMAGE Golf Instructor Keeps Swinging at 78
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 14 March 2015
At the age of 78 and on the surface, at least, Ed Koepp seems to have gone through life effortlessly and has accomplished much. For example, he shot... Read More...

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fdu_public_mind_pollMADISON, NJ - By a two-to-one margin (48%-24%) American voters say they think it is illegal for the U.S. government to target its own citizens living abroad with drone attacks, according to a recent national survey of registered voters by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.  Just 24 percent say it is legal, agreeing with the position taken by the US Attorney and the Obama administration.

“The public clearly makes an assumption very different from that of the Obama administration or Mr. Brennan: the public thinks targeting American citizens abroad is out of bounds,” said Peter Woolley, professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University and analyst for PublicMind.

Support or opposition to the legality of drone attacks on Americans does not vary by party identification.  Republicans are just as likely as Democrats or independents to say it is illegal, or that the U.S. government can do it. And men are just as likely as women (47% and 48%) to think it is illegal, though more men than women say it is legal (30% versus 18%). Non-whites are significantly more likely than whites (57% versus 44%) to think it is illegal to target American citizens abroad.

However, by a wide six-to-one margin (75%-13%) voters approve of the U.S. military using drones to carry out attacks abroad “on people and other targets deemed a threat to the U.S.” Republicans, men and whites approve more strongly than Democrats, women, and non-whites, but approval is robust in all demographic categories.

Voters also approve by a strong three-to-one margin (65%-21%) the CIA using drones to carry out attacks abroad, but this approval is significantly less than approval for the U.S. military carrying out such attacks.

“Clearly some people think it’s important to make a distinction between the military and the CIA,” said Woolley. “In fact, in any given demographic category, approval of CIA drone attacks is 8 to 17 percentage points less than support for U.S. military attacks.”

One clear finding is that U.S. voters are paying attention to drones. About two-thirds (65%) say they’ve heard some or a lot about the pilotless machines. Fewer than one-in-six (15%) say they’ve heard nothing. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say that they’ve heard a lot about the drones (45% compared to 29%).  And twice as many men as women (51% versus 23%) claim to have heard “a lot” about the drones.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll of 814 registered voters was conducted nationally by telephone with both landline and cell phones from December 10 through December 16, 2012, and has a margin of error of +/-3.4 percentage points.